Feb 6, 2014 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

One of the oldest online site directories, DMOZ has decided to remove over 1 million websites from its listings. Users held DMOZ in high regard because it manually reviews all the submissions made to the site.

DMOZ Cleans-up the Directory by Removing Over 1 Million Sites

The removal was first spotted by a member of webmaster forums at the DigitalPoint Forums. The statistics formerly showing at the footer of the site were 5,310,345 but the new figures showed a deduction to 4,261,763 websites.

DMOZ has also reduced the number of editors it has appointed for cleaning the directory by 10,000.

Many are surprised with the change as there no lack of communication regarding the decision to remove websites and editors. DMOZ however released a blogpost on its site announcing that it was offering a new 'Report Listing' feature that will prompt a member from the editorial team to review a listing on the basis of arguments placed forward at the time of reporting.

DMOZ Cleans-up the Directory by Removing Over 1 Million Sites

Link directories are nowadays considered to potentially harm your website, but DMOZ is one of the directories that is given high regard along with Yahoo! Directory and Best of the Web.

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Navneet Kaushal
Navneet Kaushal is the Editor-in-Chief of PageTraffic Buzz. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic Buzz as one of the well know digital marketing blog.
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  • So sad news for nebee !!

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    The fear of Google is the beginning of proper link building and optimization. DMOZ have taken a great step to positioning their site as one of the best and respected directory submission website on the internet.

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